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Sandia revs its engines

The Labs’ annual car show, which started out as a team-building activity for Logistics Operations, roared to life again at Sandia this spring for its sixth year. Held on the first Thursday in May, the show this year featured 52 cars and six motorcycles from members of the workforce around the Labs.

Building health through better buildings

Sandia is the first corporate campus to receive the new Building Health Leadership Award, which recognizes its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design v.4 Campus effort. Sandia is the largest DOE site named a LEED v.4 Campus.

Sandia author examines carbon storage in deep saline formations

A new book co-authored and co-edited by Sandia experimental geochemist Anastasia Ilgen provides a comprehensive look at carbon storage in deep saline formations. The volume, published by Elsevier, is entitled Science of carbon storage in deep saline formations: Process coupling across time and spatial scales.

Employees become entrepreneurs at inaugural Idea Sprint

Sandia hosted its first Idea Sprint at the Lobo Rainforest, where a couple dozen Sandia employees dove head first into entrepreneurial training. UNM’s Innovation Academy provided instructors for the two-day program that focused on product design, customer needs and communication.

Interns race to victory at Chem-E-Car competition

A team of hot-rodding, car constructing interns from Sandia took first place in the annual Chem-E-Car competition last month at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. The competition was part of the 2019 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Rocky Mountain regional conference.

A day in the life of Sandia — 70 years and counting

To mark the 70th anniversary of President Truman’s letter that inspired Sandia to “… exceptional service,” Lab News photographer Randy Montoya spent a full day chronicling the people and work that make the Labs hum from sun up to sundown.

UNM collaboration bolsters national security, science

Sandia and the University of New Mexico are joining forces to bolster national security and advance science and engineering under an agreement signed earlier this month. The umbrella Cooperative Research and Development Agreement allows the Labs and university to explore research collaborations among scientists, faculty and students in several areas, including ongoing projects.

Thwarting oil-pipeline corrosion by identifying nanoscale villains

Researchers at Sandia, the DOE Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies and the Aramco Research Center in Boston have found that a particular form of nanoscale corrosion can cause variations in material longevity that unpredictably decrease the working life of steel pipes.